Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion Updated 22 January 2018 Favourite activity among parents and their new-born babies Gazing at each other in wonder for extended periods of time is a favourite activity among parents and their new-born babies. It’s an important early bonding mechanism and, as scientists at the University of Cambridge have recently demonstrated, it gets their brainwaves in sync. Using electroencephalography (EEG), they measured the brainwave patterns of 36 infants as they interacted with adults singing nursery rhymes and found that synchronisation of brainwaves was significantly increased when the two made eye contact, a process which researchers believe may improve communication and learning in babies. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? Parenting 7 ways to take care of your mental health during pregnancy Mental health Did Robin Williams' suicide spur 'copycat' acts? Lifestyle How to save yourself from a stroke before it’s too late Lifestyle Can eating cheese really give you nightmares? Medical SEE: Here’s something you should do every 2 hours if you sweat a lot From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?